Blowing everyone out of the water, “The Meg” surpassed expectations this weekend, with a stellar $45.4 million debut, way about the $23.5 million pundits were expecting, making the race with “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” which had a third weekend of $19.3 million, a non-starter. “Christopher Robin” landed Number Three with $12.9 million. Finishing out the Top Five were both newcomers with “Slender Man” landing a little lower than expected at $11.3 million, which, if it had landed at the $15.5 million mark like it was projected to, it would have taken third place, and Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” which opened to $10.8 million and will likely have some staying power as we begin to transition into Awards Season. “Dog Days,” which opened on Wednesday, landed at Number 12 with $2.5 million, bringing its week long cume to $3.5 million, which would have only moved it up a spot had it all been over the weekend. The Chinese comedy “The Island” was the last newcomer of the week, finishing at Number 23 with $263,412. It will be lucky to hang on next week.

Off the list, newcomer “Skate Kitchen” took the per theater average win with an average of $18,065 in one theater. Fellow newcomer, which was also off the list, “Madeline’s Madeline” was not far behind with an average of $18,009, also only in one theater. “The Meg” was the on-the-list winner, with an average of $11,025 per 4,118 theaters, while “BlacKkKlansman” was right behind with an average of $7,173 per 1,512 theaters. Nothing within the list moved up this weekend, leaving no percentage increase winner. Falling off the list the hardest was “Unfriended: Dark Web” which took a -85.7% dip and an eighteen spot drop. Also off the list was “Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days,” which only lasted a week within the Top 25, along with “Leave No Trace” and “Sicario: Day Of The Soldado,” both in their seventh weekends, and the fall of the titan “Avengers: Infinity War” which will hit home video tomorrow and hit digital a few weeks ago already, finally falling off the list after sixteen weeks.

Nothing will touch the Megalodon next weekend, which will likely finish somewhere around $22.5 million if it takes a 50% drop. Mark Wahlberg’s latest film “Mile 22” will be aiming for $18 million while “Crazy Rich Asians” is looking at $14.5 million, putting them both at second and third place. “Alpha” will be looking for a $7 million, which I find generous. That could possibly put it at Number Five, looking to beat “Christopher Robin” but likely to lose against “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” in its fourth weekend. “Blindspotting” and “Ocean’s 8” were lucky to hang on this weekend, so those will almost definitely be falling off the list, along with the one and done “The Island” after just one week. If “Juliet, Naked” happens to land on the list, look for “The First Purge” to possibly take the plunge off the list.

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 The Meg (WB) $45,402,195 ($45,402,195) $130m 1st N even
2 Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Par) $19,352,090 ($161,319,374) $178m 3rd #1 down
3 Christopher Robin (BV) $12,960,057 ($50,549,374) $75m* 2nd #2 down
4 Slender Man (SGem) $11,371,866 ($11,371,866) $10m 1st N even
5 BlacKkKlansman (Focus) $10,845,330 ($10,845,330) $15m 1st N even
6 The Spy Who Dumped Me (LGF) $6,462,612 ($24,422,997) $40m 2nd #3 down
7 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Uni) $5,861,715 ($103,870,915) $75m 4th #4 down
8 The Equalizer 2 (Sony) $5,408,237 ($89,554,165) $62m 4th #5 down
9 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (Sony) $5,210,815 ($146,988,206) $80m 5th #6 down
10 Ant-Man and the Wasp (BV) $4,103,636 ($203,573,980) $162m* 6th #7 down
11 Incredibles 2 (BV) $3,429,388 ($589,771,988) $200m* 9th #9 down
12 Dog Days (LD) $2,554,766 ($3,595,738) $10m* 1st N even
13 The Darkest Minds (Fox) $2,142,645 ($10,988,197) $34m 2nd #8 downdown
14 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Uni) $1,986,530 ($409,656,475) $170m 8th #11 down
15 Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (WB) $1,824,852 ($25,601,396) $10m 3rd #10 downdown
16 Eighth Grade (A24) $1,587,299 ($10,054,342) ** 5th #12 down
17 Death Of A Nation (QF) $987,906 ($4,521,847) ** 2nd #13 down
18 Three Identical Strangers (Neon) $734,314 ($9,719,905) ** 7th #15 down
19 Skyscraper (Uni) $674,430 ($66,185,305) $125m 5th #14 downdown
20 Sorry to Bother You (AnnaP) $419,714 ($15,800,118) $3.2m* 6th #17 down
21 Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Focus) $345,605 ($21,675,492) ** 10th #19 down
22 The First Purge (Uni) $285,545 ($68,469,005) $13m 6th #16 downdown
23 The Island (2018) (WGUSA) $263,412 ($263,412) ** 1st N even
24 Ocean’s 8 (WB) $255,077 ($138,450,545) $70m 10th #22 down
25 Blindspotting (LG/S) $226,939 ($3,784,972) ** 4th #18 downdown



Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (WGUSA) $811,639 $36.6m* 2nd #21 (-$35.8m)
Avengers: Infinity War (BV) $678,405,681
$400m* 16th #1 (x3)
Leave No Trace (BST) $5,509,966 ** 7th #14
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (Sony) $49,697,700
$35m 7th #3 (+$14.7m)
Unfriended: Dark Web (BH Tilt) $8,768,455
$1m 4th #9 (+$7.8m)


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